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Clare Danes is back in Homeland

John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Friday Oct 03-Friday Oct 09)

The Leftovers, Homeland and Empire are three biggies back on the small screen this week. Who needs a life when there's telly?

Pick of the week

The Leftovers, Monday, Sky Atlantic

The best new show of last year is back for a second season and the only thing guaranteed is that it won't be more of the same as there are major changes ahead. Going out just a day after its debut on US TV, this compelling but downbeat drama was created ...

On the Box - Weekly TV Review

Ray D'Arcy shows off his new suit

This week John Byrne's spotlight is on Ray D'Arcy's return to TV, Graham Norton's gab-fest, and some telly-watching in suburban Britain.

Reviewed: The Ray D'Arcy Show (Saturday, RTÉ One); The Graham Norton Show (Friday, BBC One); Gogglebox (Friday, Channel 4)

Talk shows have changed considerably over the years, and while The Late Late Show continues to defy the ageing process, it's interesting to contrast and compare newer versions of the format. Last Saturday saw the latest version hit the small screen, as The Ray D'Arcy Show took off on RTÉ One.

As he ...

Danger Mouse is back - and this time he's Irish made

Crumbs! Danger Mouse is back!

Danger Mouse returned to TV today, more than thirty years after the original series was first broadcast - and the reboot is being produced right here in Ireland.

Boulder Media is creating the entire run from its Dublin studios, with Robert Cullen, Creative Director of Boulder as Series Director. Pointless host Alexander Armstrong and comic actor Kevin Eldon will voice the key roles of Danger Mouser and his sidekick Penfold.

The show starts on CBBC 34 years to the day after the original Danger Mouse was first broadcast on ITV, and Cullen was eager to point out that the 2015 version ...

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

There's a new Sunday night drama on RTÉ One, Ray D'Arcy's back on the box, while Rob Lowe stars in a nutty apocalyptic dramedy. Going out is so overrated . . .

There is Norton like a Graham!

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

It's many happy returns with the likes of Graham Norton, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Strictly and Rachel Allen all back on the TV horizon. And that's just for starters. Now, where's that remote control?

Better Call Saul

The Emmys: Who will win and who should win

The 2015 Emmy Awards take place at the Microsoft Theater in Hollywood tonight, with Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg making his debut as the host.

This is England 90

On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

Check out John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead including This England 90, the return of Meet the McDonaghs and Vikings.

Peter Kay in Cradle to Grave

TV Review: Chirpy cockneys, transgender comedy & Electric Picnic

John Byrne dips into the tidal wave of new and returning telly shows that have arrived in recent days.


On the Box - Weekly TV Preview

John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Saturday, September 5 to Friday, September 11)

Rita, Nick, Cheryl, Simon, Caroline and Olly

TV Review: From toe-curling karaoke to dancing with murderers

Two returning shows and a one-off special constitute John Byrne's latest look at the telly world.